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Hi Lo Silvers to perform two concerts this weekend May 13 and May 15, 2022

[Editor's Note: Because this editor forgot to add the concert to the calendar before the weekly calendar was emailed, we are posting this again.]

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After a hiatus because of the pandemic, the Hi Lo Silvers are happy to invite you to their Spring Concerts on May 13 and 15.

Nada Dates will direct the chorus who sing standards and spirituals with piano accompaniment by Rhonda Gorog and bass accompaniment by Kas Nelson. Both concerts - May 13, Friday, at 7 PM and May 15 at 3 PM - will be at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 420 W. Market Street, in Silver City.

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Hi Lo Silvers Concerts Friday and Sunday, May 13 and May 15, 2022

Hi Lo Silvers Spring Concerts Friday, May 13, at 7 pm, and Sunday, May 15, at 3 pm will be at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 420 W. Market Street, in Silver City. Nada Dates will direct the chorus who sing standards and spirituals with piano accompaniment by Rhonda Gorog and bass accompaniment by Kas Nelson. Nada and Satoko Goellner will present a piano piece, Nada on both Friday and Sunday and Satoko on Sunday only. FREE Please join us.

Give Grandly! Give Local! Kicks Off Saturday, May 7, 2022

The Give Grandly Coalition, with the support of the Grant County Community Foundation, is ready to launch the ninth annual Give Grandly fundraiser for area nonprofits on Saturday, May 7. The 2022 Give Grandly event will be live and in-person at the Makers’ Market in downtown Silver City. 

This 24-hour community day of giving is our chance to champion the many nonprofit organizations in Grant, Luna, Catron and Hidalgo counties that help to make southwest New Mexico a special place to live. Local nonprofits serve our communities in many ways, from providing food pantries and shelters to promoting arts and culture, education, literacy, youth engagement, historic preservation, animal welfare, environmental conservation and community development. All of these nonprofits depend heavily on volunteers, grants, and donations to be able to offer their services to us. 

On Saturday, May 7, 2022, participating organizations will have booths to showcase their work to the local community. The Makers’ Market will host the event from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on its opening day in the newly renovated Main Street Plaza located off Bullard Street—that’s between 7th and 8th Streets—next to the Big Ditch Park in downtown Silver City.

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Hi Lo Silvers Are Back with Two Performances

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After a hiatus because of the pandemic, the Hi Lo Silvers are happy to invite you to their Spring Concerts on May 13 and 15. Nada Dates will direct the chorus who sing standards and spirituals with piano accompaniment by Rhonda Gorog and bass accompaniment by Kas Nelson. Both concerts - May 13, Friday, at 7 PM and May 15 at 3 PM - will be at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 420 W. Market Street, in Silver City. T

here is access by ramp and stairs from Market Street. There is a ramp entrance from the church parking lot on the east side. Access to church parking lot is from Pinos Altos Rd. on the east and Kelly Street on the north. More parking is on local streets: Bayard, Market and Kelly. The concerts are free and all are welcome. Donations accepted. For more information, contact Caroline Baldwin at 388-8771.

Michigan-based Folias Duo breathes new life into classical music at the Silco Theater

The Michigan-based DIY classical flute and guitar ensemble Folias Duo returns to the western United States for concerts and new music this May. With concerts in intimate settings, they share their instrumental compositions inspired by life on the road and impressions left by the natural world.

Presented by the Silver City Public Library, Folias Duo performs at the Silco Theater on Tuesday, May 10. The concert begins at 4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. This will be the library’s first concert since the onset of the pandemic.

“Coming out of the pandemic, we can’t tell you how thrilled we are to make our yearly journey across the country for live in-person concerts in the West,” says Maret.

Since April of 2020, Bergeron and Maret have adapted their creative efforts by presenting over thirty live stream concerts from their home featuring original flute and guitar music resulting in dozens of new pieces that they will take on the road this summer.

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Standing Women at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths on Mother's Day

standing women group. photo mike rosePhoto courtesy of M.D. RoseSTANDING  WOMEN  at 1pm on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 8, 2022

To participate please join us at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths, Glenwood, NM

The women of Ohio call upon the women of the world to stand with them in support of a better world for all children and the seven generations beyond them. Last May hundreds of thousands of women and girls, along with the men and boys they love, in 75 countries and on all continents of the world stood together in parks, on beaches, in churches, at graduation ceremonies, in their backyards and at school yards or anyplace they could find to stand in a global wave of humanity. “We dream of a world where all children have safe drinking water, clean air to breathe, and enough food to eat. A world where they have access to a basic education to develop their minds and healthcare to nurture their growing bodies. A world where they have a warm, safe and loving place to call home. A world where they don't live in fear of violence - in their home, in their neighborhood, in their school or in their world. This is the world of which we dream. This is the cause for which we stand.”

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Western New Mexico University Friends of Clay Pottery Sale

17th Annual Event Benefits the Ceramics Program Within WNMU Expressive Arts

Silver City, NM – Students and faculty of the Western New Mexico University clay program will hold their 17th Annual Friends of Clay Pottery Sale on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Murray Hotel Ballroom at 200 West Broadway.

The sale will feature a wide selection of pottery and clay art works donated by current and former WNMU Expressive Arts students and faculty as well as professional potters. All proceeds from the sale will be used for the benefit of the WNMU clay program.

Sponsored by Friends of Clay, the annual pottery sales have grown in size each year since 2005 and have been an astounding success.

Funds raised by the group are used to enhance and promote ceramics and the WNMU clay program through the offering of lectures, workshops, trips and scholarships, as well as assisting in the purchase of equipment and supplies for the university clay studio.

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GCCCA presents Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company

red dancerThe Grant County Community Concert Association presents Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company Tuesday May 3, at 7:00 PM in the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater.

Yjastros was formed in 1999 by the National Institute of Flamenco (NIF) and has become America’s most distinctive flamenco project. Its format is unique in the world with revolutionary performances that preserves the best flamenco choreography from artists around the world in order to share its cultural heritage.

“Yjastros brings to light many different facets of the profound beauty of artistic expression,” says Artistic Director Joaquin Encinias. “We need culture and art as human beings, and Yjastros is a catalyst to enact positive change in our immediate local and wider national and international communities.”

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